Pay utility bill

Payment options for utility bills (water, sewer, and waste collection)

  • Automatic checking account payment (recommended)
  • Pay your bill online using an electronic check, credit or debit card. Please note that the online payment system does not support smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices. Please use a personal computer. 
  • By mail or in person at Village Hall
  • Via the green drop box outside of Village Hall

Utility auto-pay form – or – Pay utility bill online

As of June 1, 2023 River Forest property owners are billed for their water and sewer usage on a bi-monthly basis at the following rates:

  • Water: $7.61 per 100 cubic feet
  • Sewer: $4.69 per 100 cubic feet

**The combined water and sewer rate has been increased by 3.4% ($0.41 cents per 100-cubic feet).  The new combined water and sewer rate is $12.30 per 100-cubic feet.**

The increase is based on the city of Chicago rate increases and for future operating and capital costs.

Every household must have a $45 deposit on file for water and sewer service. The deposit is billed on your first water bill. Water and sewer bills also contain the bi-monthly solid waste collection fee. (See Refuse & Recycling)

Contact the Utility Billing Clerk with questions about your account, to establish a billing account or to close out an account pending the sale of your home.


Contact Administration & Finance

  • (708) 366-8500
  • 400 Park Avenue
    River Forest, IL 60305
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  • Mon: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Tue-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm